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tonight, hillary clinton's health scare, and a short time ago, her new message. clinton's legs appearing to buckle beneath her as she left the 9/11 memorial early. and then, more than an hour later, this. why didn't she reveal the pneumonia earlier? donald trump today saying, get well soon. but tonight, deman apology from clinton for something else. also, the pictures tonight. a mosque set on fire, and this evening, new surveillance. what it reveals. and the other stunning fire. the home with nine people trapped inside, six of them children. the breaking headline. the southwest flight and the piece of the engine that broke off mid-flight. the first findings in the investigation now in. and for the first time, jonbenet ramsey's brother breaking his silence, saying, i know people think i did it, that my parents did it.
good evening. and we begin tonight with that health scare for hillary clinton. a pneumonia diagnosis, forcing her to cancel trips and to stay home today. tonight, her newest message she has just tweeted, but it was this video that has now put her health front and center in this campaign. clinton leaving a 9/11 event before it was over. her legs appearing to give way beneath her. ai then, less than two hours later, emerging from her daughter's home, smiling and waving, saying she was feeling much better. and then, hours after that, her campaign revealing she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on friday. tonight, her campaign admitting they, quote, could have done better, in revealing the information. and there was also breaking headline as we come on the air about punches being thrown as a trump event. we have it all covered tonight, beginning with abc's cecilia
>> reporter: tonight, with hillary clinton resting at home, her team is promising to release more information about her health. the presidential race jolted by that video. clinton seen leaving new york's 9/11 memorial early. she nearly collapses as aides and secret service agents rush to her side, lifting her into the van. her campaign initially said she was just overheated. about two hours later, clinton emerged from daughter chelsea's apartment, smiling and waving. >> how are you feeling, secretary clinton? >> i'm feeling great, i'm feeling great. >> what happened? >> it's a beautiful day in new york. >> reporter: she posed for a picture with a little girl, but answered no questions. >> thank you all, thanks everyone, thank you. >> how are you feeling? >> great. i'm feeling great. >> reporter: more than five hours later, clinton's team
on friday, during an exam for a cough that clinton had said was related to allergies. >> every time i think about trump, i get allergic. >> reporter: it is not the first time clinton has withheld information about her health. in 2012, she fainted at home, hitting her head, suffering a concussion and a blood clot. but at the time, her aides downplayed the severity of the injury. it wasn't until journalists spotted her special glasses for double vision that it became clear just how serious that injury was. in 2014, clinton told diane sawyer there was nothing to worry about. >> so, no lingering effects? >> no lingering effects. >> of any kind? >> no. >> reporter: today, amid new questions about disclosure, a mea culpa from her communications director. "we could have done better yesterday, but it is a fact that the public knows more about hillary clinton than any nominee in history."
has released full medical records, but clinton has provided more information. a two-page letter from her doctor in 2015, declaring her in, quote, excellent physical condition. while noting, "her current medical conditions include hypothyroidism and seasonal pollen allergies." trump, who could be the oldest president to take office, told david he'd release detailed health records soon. >> you're 70, she's 68. do you think the american people deserve to know of you and your medical histories? >> sure, i do. but i would love to give specifics, as far as i'm concerned, and if she wants to do it, i'll do it 100%. >> why not go first? >> i might do that, i might do that. in fact, now that you ask, i think i will do that. >> you will? >> yeah. >> reporter: to date, all he's released is this four-paragraph statement from his doctor, declaring that trump "will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." that doctor later saying he wrote in a rush, with trump's
>> you've got five minutes to sit right at this desk and write that letter while the driver waited. i think i probably picked up his kind of language and then just interpreted it into my own. >> reporter: trump now announcing he'll release more information this week. on the campaign trail today, clinton's running mate, tim kaine, prayed for her with pastors. >> her energy staggers me. i have a hard time keeping up with her. >> reporter: and from chappaqua tonight, this message from clinton herself -- "i'm feeling fine and getting better. like anyone who's ever been home sick fro to get back out there." and we now know that several clinton aides here in her brooklyn headquarters have become sick in recent weeks, including her campaign manager, david. no word, though, on whether they've got the same pneumonia that hillary clinton has. >> in the meantime, cecilia, if the diagnosis was made on friday, that secretary clinton had pneumonia, why didn't she or the campaign just reveal it? many arguing it would have helped explain the cough last week and would have been well before the incident on sunday? >> reporter: yeah, that certainly is the argument that
they say she just wanted to power through it and get to work, but you heard her campaign say today, they made a mistake. they should have told people sooner. >> cecilia, thank you. and let's get right now to abc's dr. richard besser. rich, great to have you with us tonight. and there have been people asking questions about secretary clinton's health, long before what we saw on sunday. donald trump's surrogates and others. and when you see that video, her legs appearing to buckle there beneath her, her head swaying for a moment, people were initially asking, is this something more serious? >> reporter: that's right, david. when you see that first video, secretary clinton isn't able to support her weight, it's very concerning. and there are a lot of things that can cause that. some are quite serious. but when you see her come out, 90 minutes later, she's greeting people, she's smiling. that's very reassuring as a doctor. that's what you would expect to see if someone had been dehydrated. that's not what you would see if her condition was due to a serious neurological problem or other medical condition. >> in the meantime, this does put her health and donald
and we have to note, she has a debate 14 days from tonight. tens of millions will be watching. how quickly does someone fully recover from knpneumonia? >> reporter: we don't know what type of pneumonia she has, whether it cby a virus or bacteria. sometimes you feel better in a matter of days. other times, it takes weeks until you're better. millions of people are going to be watching every step she takes as she goes out to that podium. >> rich besser with us tonight. dr. besser, thank you. and as you point out, this could not come at a more crucial time for both candidates. this growing focus on clinton's health and on trump's health, too. she is 68, he is 70. donald trump saying he hopes she gets well, that he'll see her at the debate. but he is blasting her for calling half of his supporters, quote, a basket of deplorables, demanding an apology. and all this comes amid new polls in key battleground states. in the tossup state of nevada, clinton is ahead by just one point, 45% to 44%, the same in new hampshire, where clinton is at 42%, trump, 41%. and in the normally red state of arizona, clinton nearing trump
and in the red state of georgia, clinton has now narrowed trump's lead to three points. with the race so close, and 57 days left, every moment matters. and now word of punches thrown at a trump event late today. abc's tom llamas is in north carolina. >> hello, everybody. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump with the campaign trail all to himself, sending a get well soon message to hillary clinton. >> it was quite sad, to be honest with you, and i hope she no satisfaction, believe me, whatsoever. >> reporter: his team, which has been jabbing at clinton's health for weeks, today, instructing surrogates to keep quiet, though trump couldn't resist saying this -- >> they say pneumonia on friday, but she was coughing very, very badly a week ago, and even before that, if you remember. this wasn't the first time. so, it's very interesting to see what is going on. >> reporter: trump focusing now on clinton's words, turning them against her in this new ad.
supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. the racists, sexists, homophobic, xenophobic, islamophobic, you name it. >> people like you, you and you. deplorable. >> reporter: clinton later said she was, quote, grossly generalistic, adding, "i regret saying half -- that was wrong." >> she divides people into baskets as though they were objects, not human beings. carpenters and welders, the of working-class families who just want a better future and a good job. these were the people hillary clinton so viciously demonized. >> reporter: trump, who has refused to apologize for his own controversial statements about women, muslims and minorities, is now demanding a true apology from clinton. >> if hillary clinton will not
don't see how she can credibly campaign any further. >> reporter: the republican nominee also adding to the drama surrounding the debates, now just two weeks away. >> i'm going to get, be treated very, very unfairly by the moderators. i think maybe we should have no moderator. let hillary and i sit there and just debate, because i think the system is being rigged, so it's going to be a very unfair debate. >> and tom llamas with us live tonight from a trump rally in asheville, north carolina. and tom, i wanted to get to those pictures you've sent in. you were reporting a short time ago about the violence you witnessed there at the rally? >> reporter: that's right, david. this just happened moments ago. there were several protests both inside and outside of tonight's rally. and at one point, an altercation broke out in the upper deck and it appears a male trump supporter assaulted three protesters. he punched one in the face, he actually pushed a woman in her face, as well. and then assaulted a third man.
he was speaking at the time. david? >> tom llamas with us again tonight. tom, as always, thanks. to other news tonight, and to florida, where investigators say a fire at a mosque was, in fact, arson, and maybe a hate crime. the mosque was once attended by the man who killed 49 people at that pulse nightclub in june. and tonight here, we are now seeing the surveillance video from next door, shows a flicker, a bright light, then a suspect running through a yard and out a gate. as abc's tonight, authorities now want your help. >> reporter: the 911 calls come in. it's just after midnight. >> oh, there goes the roof. >> okay. don't go anywhere near it, okay? >> flames are just going up like crazy. >> reporter: firefighters battle the flames for almost five hours. the islamic center of ft. pierce, florida, was badly damaged. it's the same one attended by omar mateen, the man responsible for the june rampage at the pulse nightclub in orlando that killed 49 people.
minutes later, he's running from the scene, flames from the inferno lighting up the night. >> while the male was leaving, the male was shaking his hand. it is possible that the male sustained burns on that hand. >> reporter: mateen's father attends services here, too. supporters say its worshippers have been harassed since the massacre. the fire gutting the mosque on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, and at the start of one of islam's holiest holidaholidays. >> imagine waking up in the morning, wanting to go to your church on christmas day, only to find it burnt. >> reporter: and david, tonight, federal authorities tell abc news, they are investigating this as a hate crime. david? >> gio benitez with us tonight. gio, thank you. and from memphis this evening, a terrible toll from the city's deadliest house fire in nearly a century. nine people, including six children, were lost, and one child is fighting to survive tonight. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> we possibly have other
let's assist inside, if you can. >> reporter: firefighters who raced to this small brick home around 1:30 this morning are grieving tonight. the family they came to rescue was trapped behind flames, and most of their windows were covered in security bars like this one that had to be removed. >> we've located an additional victim, for a total of five. cpr is in progress. >> reporter: but it was too late. three adults and six children lost their lives. one child is still hanging on, in critical condition. we spoke with their grandfather, who says his heart hurts. >> i love my grandchildren. my grandbabies. now all my grandbabies are gone. >> reporter: authorities say the fire began in the living room, caused by a faulty power cord from an air conditioning unit. they did find a smoke detector, and believe it was working. >> nothing in our training can truly prepare us for this heartbreaking event. >> reporter: the children who died here were supposed to be off to school this morning. tonight, the fire department is going door to door across this city, installing free smoke detectors. david?
syria now, where a cease-fire plan took effect at sundown. earlier today, syrian president bashar al assad visited the neighborhood his forces had taken back from the rebels, promising victory in his country's five-year civil war. although the army has agreed to honor the cease-fire, they are being blamed for air strikes in an opposition-controlled area. the bigger insurgent groups have not agreed to the cease-fire. back here at home tonight, and to a preliminary finding about a midair scare. a southwest flight mak engine problem last month, part of it breaking free. the plane, on its way from new orleans to orlando, lost cabin pressure. the oxygen masks dropping down. the pilot diverting to pensacola, where passengers took these photos. tonight, the ntsb says they did find a fatigue crack in one of the engines, where a piece of that fan blade broke off. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. the unsolved mystery. what happened to jonbenet ramsey. and for the first time, her brother is now breaking his silence.
think he or his parents did it, so, why is he speaking out now? that's coming up. there are also new developments coming in in the jogger murder mystery in new york city. new images of the victim just released moments before her death. police are asking for your help in finding a suspect. and then, we're learning more about that scare on the water, that ferry on fire, slamming into the pier. passengers rushing to clear the deck before they hit. we'll be right back. when i was diagnosed with pneumococcal pneumonia, she just started to decline rapidly. i was rushed to the hospital. my symptoms were devastating. the doctor said, "pam! if you'd waited two more days, you would've died." pneumococcal pneumonia almost took me from them. if i had known that a vaccine could have helped prevent this, i would have asked my doctor about it. hey, jesse. who are you?
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next tonight her t unsolved mystery that has captivated much of this country for nearly 20 years now. after jonbenet ramsey was killed in the basement of her home. her brother now speaking out for the first time about her death. for years, many people pointing the finger at the family. and here tonight, abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: burke ramsey was just 9, when his sister, jonbenet, was murdered. 20 years later, he's speaking out for the first time, telling dr. phil in the first of three interviews.
>> yep. the first thing i remember is my mom bursting in my room, really frantic. i remember her saying, where's my baby? where's my baby? ? reporter: when the 6-year-old beauty queen was found dead in her family basement at christmas, investigators first focused on an outside intruder, but quickly honed in on her parents, john and patsy. >> mr. ramsey, did you kill jonbenet? >> no, i did not. >> mrs. ramsey, did you kill your daughter? >> no, i did not kill my daughter. >> reporter: burke would later fall under suspicion, too. that morning, he recalls staying in bed as police arrived. >> i was scared, i think. i mean, i didn't know if there was some bad guy downstairs, my dad was chasing off with a gun or, you know, i had no idea. >> reporter: burke ramsey was reportedly paid for the interview. he and his parents were eventually cleared as suspects, and the case remains open. and burke says he realizes some people thought he and his patients were involved in what happened here, but says he is
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